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The BSSM's 13th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics

The 13th in a series of conferences organised by the British Society for Strain Measurement showcasing novel and innovative research in Experimental Mechanics

29th to 31st August 2018

Conference venue
DeVere Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton, UK

The conference will bring together internationally leading researchers across a wide range of disciplines in both academia and industry to exchange ideas and discuss new research.

The conference is chaired by Professor Simon Quinn from the University of Southampton, UK.

Scientific committee co-chairs
Professor Janice Barton and Professor Fabrice Pierron

Organising committee
Dr Frances Davis and Dr Rachael Tighe

Conference highlights
Measurements Lecture 2017:
Professor Margaret Lucas,  University of Glasgow, UK.
"Characterising the behaviour of ultrasonic devices"

Measurements Lecture 2018:
Professor Bruce Drinkwater, University of Bristol, UK
“Accurate non-destructive defect characterisation using ultrasonic measurements”

Keynote speakers:
Professor Danny Rittel, Technion, Israel.
“The engineer’s perspective on dynamic shear localization”

Associate Professor Raffaella De Vita, Virginia Tech, USA.
"Taking the (Female Pelvic) Floor to Talk about Experimental Mechanics" 

• Special sessions announced so far:
Image-based high strain rate testing, Dental biomechanics,
Non-destructive evaluation

• Young Stress Analyst competition

• Reception and tour of facilities at The University of Southampton

EMex – Exhibition of Experimental Mechanics Equipment

Abstract submission
Two-page extended abstracts should be submitted on-line.
Author Instructions  will give you clear guidelines of how your paper should appear.

Deadline for Abstracts 31st January 2018

Conference themes
The conference focuses on research that advances experimental techniques across the very widest range of applications in mechanics. In addition to the special sessions this includes, although not restricted to:

● Measurement techniques and their application
Innovations in measurement techniques, e.g. strain gauges, DIC, OCT, XCT
Non-destructive strain and stress measurement techniques
Material characterisation and behaviour
Experimental validation of analytic and numerical models
Measurements at the micro- and nano-scale
Geomechanics and geomaterials

● Mechanics in challenging environments
High-temperature strain and stress measurement
In-process measurements for welding
and additive manufacture
Measurements in hazardous environments
Remote measurements

● Mechanics in biology and medicine
Characterisation of biomaterials
Measurement on cell and sub-cellular structures

● High strain rate and dynamic testing

● Mechanics of composites
Mechanical characterisation of fibre reinforced materials
Damage assessment

● Fatigue and fracture
Fracture mechanics
Determination of remaining life

● Condition monitoring
Acoustic emission Health monitoring of structures and mechanisms
Full-scale testing

● Stress and strain analysis techniques

Conference Secretariat
Amanda Boaler
British Society for Strain Measurement
Telephone: +44(0) 7756 915295

Organising Committee
Professor Simon Quinn, University of Southampton
Professor Janice Barton, University of Southampton 
Professor Fabrice Pierron, University of Southampton
Dr Frances Davis, University of Southampton.
Dr Rachael Tighe, Defence Academy of the UK
Amanda Boaler, BSSM
Biana Gale, BSSM